Capital District Educational Opportunity Center (EOC)
a division of Hudson Valley Community College
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Academic Programs

Academic ProgramsThe Center’s academic programs range from Academic Enrichment through College Preparation and include a High School Equivalency (HSE) Preparation Program. Three levels of English as a Second Language (ESL) allow students with limited English proficiency the opportunity to master speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in English.

The following academic programs are offered:

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Academic Enrichment
The Academic Enrichment program assists students with improving their reading, language and/or math skills to levels needed for entrance into other EOC academic programs and may be the first step to the goal of earning a High School Equivalency (HSE) or enrolling in college. Reading comprehension, word identification, critical thinking skills, vocabulary acquisition, writing improvement, math computation and problem solving, calculator application, computer literacy and interaction, and the study skills of note-taking, test-taking, and concentration techniques are the main instructional areas.

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English as a Second Language (ESL)
The English as a Second Language programs allow students with limited English proficiency the opportunity to master speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in English. Students receive basic instruction in computer operation and have access to numerous software programs available to help them achieve their language goals.

High School Equivalency (HSE) Preparation
The High School Equivalency (HSE) Preparation Program provides instruction in preparation for its graduates to take the New York HSE Exam. Students receive instruction in English grammar and usage, essay writing, social studies, science, literature and the arts, math, study skills and test-taking techniques. Students are also provided with the opportunity to interact with various HSE computer-based programs. The Official Practice Test is administered to students in order to help determine their readiness to sit for the HSE exam.

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High School Equivalency (HSE) Preparation Brochure
 

College Preparation
The College Preparation program assists students in gaining the prerequisite skills necessary for college entrance and success. Courses available are reading, writing and algebra. The student will enhance and improve vocabulary, reading rate, critical reflection in reading, paragraph and essay writing, grammar consistency, computer usage and advanced study skills. Students will receive instruction and support to assist with a smooth college transition.

Vocational Foundations
The Vocational Foundations program assists students in improving their reading, language, and/or math skills to levels needed for entrance into EOC vocational programs. The main instructional areas, based in a vocational context, are: reading comprehension, word identification, critical thinking skills, vocabulary acquisition, writing improvement, math computation and problem solving, calculator application, computer literacy and interaction, and the study skills of note-taking, test-taking, and concentration techniques.